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Or someone who works on a PC and makes both things at the same time And that's true that Seb / Arnaud / Di Pascual / Escudé ... were of my generation that's why I kept a special feeling for them even they're not or no more good tennis players
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Me also I have weak for all these players, Arnaud Clément, A. Di Pasquale, S. Grosjean, N. Escudé, M. Llodra because even if career is not exceptional for them, they have the envy, the pleasure to play, the motivation and tenacity with always advancing in spite off wounds, bad results ! A beautiful band of friends who amuse together,

Now "the" R Gasquet, G Monfils and others are never happy of nothing….
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I didn't expect Arno to play 's-Hertogenbosch, but I am soooo happy he will be there
Finally I will see him again! And there's no need to travel far to a boring tournament this time
Wish you a good tournament! And I'm already looking forward to your pictures (and hopefully reports!)
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Nieminen had withdrawn. It seems that's Arnaud will now play against a qualifier and not the LL

The qualifier is Benjamin Becker who was beaten not easily by Blake this week in Halle.
A weird thing indeed. I've seen once that when a seeded player withdrew on Saturday/Sunday they simply replaced him with another guy who was initially in the entry list but didn't play the quallies, then changed the draw a bit and added the 9th seeded player I think there were some changes in the rules considering Lucky Losers.

Anyway I suppose it's only fine for Arnaud... As for the doubles, yeah, Arnaud & Flo are an interesting combination. Hope they won't lose against Verkerk lol
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Does Arnaud think about retiring ? I hope not.
He is forever young

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Becker is good on grass, not easy...
He isn't Karlovic but his serve is efficient on grass for sure. Anyway, at that time, it will probably be tough for Arnaud

They play tomorrow on court 3 (around 13:00)
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Re: Grass season 2008

Every match is tough for Arnaud. On every surfaces...
But his worse adversary is..himself

"A la base, nous les Français, sommes les champions du monde des râleurs. J'ai l'impression qu'être français, c'est un peu un handicap pour être le meilleur dans ton sport.
Pour faire du sport de haut niveau, d'autres mentalités sont plus propices".

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i'm not surprised he gets a tough opponent for a qualifier. if he had to enter qualies instead, he might not have qualified! lol

i can see two first round exits in a row good luck anyway. hope he runs into kezzi!
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Why this question ? (si subite ? lol)
I don't think so.

Becker is good on grass, not easy...
Well, he is gonna be 30, out of top 100... Future don't look great for him.

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good win Arnaud

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Re: Grass season 2008

So extraordinary news this win

6-3 / 3-6 / 6-4

He made a quite good first set, the crucial moment was on his serve at 2-2, he saved 3 break balls. Arnaud broke at 4-3 on his only break ball of the first set. Then he held his serve to win the set.

He got a tough moment at the beginning of second set. Becker led 4-0 but Arnaud came back to 4-2 and 5-3 but it was not enought. He started too late this set.

In the third, Arnaud made the break at 5-4 on the only break ball (for both) of this set.

Becker is only 10 aces for 8 double faults and 51% 1st serve much easy for Arnaud who broke 3 times Becker.
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A main draw win on a atp event
CHAMPAGNE !!
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A main draw win on a atp event
CHAMPAGNE !!
His SECOND win like that this year I think he might have been inspired with his new ranking

Soulage, thanks for the details, looks like he's got a high percentage of converted break points - so I guess everything was alright with the mental part of his game this time.

Next round is against a typical claycourter Granollers.

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Why this question ? (si subite ? lol)
I don't think so.

Becker is good on grass, not easy...
I'm very tired now, so I'll report about my weekend tomorrow

But to answer the important question: He's not
Steph (posts on mtf, some of you might know her) asked him and he said almost literally: "I'm not playing well at the moment, but I am not thinking about retiring" with a big smile on his face.

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His SECOND win like that this year I think he might have been inspired with his new ranking

Soulage, thanks for the details, looks like he's got a high percentage of converted break points - so I guess everything was alright with the mental part of his game this time.

Next round is against a typical claycourter Granollers.
now that's what i'd call a lucky break.... don't tell me that he may win two matches in a row now

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I'm very tired now, so I'll report about my weekend tomorrow

But to answer the important question: He's not
Steph (posts on mtf, some of you might know her) asked him and he said almost literally: "I'm not playing well at the moment, but I am not thinking about retiring" with a big smile on his face.
don't know, if he keeps getting the same question, he just has to start thinking about it! it's also a great way of suggesting to him, that he hasn't been playing well and we're not happy
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Re: Grass season 2008

Today, in double, arnaud and florent Serra gained 6/4 7/6(7)

2 victories into simple and double in 2 matches….It's well for confidence
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Re: Grass season 2008

On Wednesday Arnaud will take on Granollers in the morning and then Canas/Del Potro later in the day.
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Re: Grass season 2008

ok, this is good! A Clement (FRA) d M Granollers (ESP) 67(8) 63 63
There is also this result: J Del Potro (ARG) d R Schuettler (GER) 76(3) 76(5), so Arnaud will play Del Potro in singles, too!

Hope he can make it two for two today!
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